Holidays in Larnaca in September alone
Tour trip stood out as the most “burning”. On Friday at eleven in the evening the tour package was confirmed, and on Saturday at four in the afternoon I went to the island of Aphrodite.
Cyprus met me with an evening stuffiness and a gentle breeze. I drove alone and was going to devote my vacation to the excursion program. Which in the end did. This was facilitated by the extremely unfortunate location of the hotel. But, given the “burning” timelines, I had no choice – I went to where there were places. The hotel was located between Larnaca and the tourist zone, on Dekelia Road. Nearby is one store, one cafe, another hotel and … everything, perhaps. The beach is across the highway. Here the beach, in comparison with the rest of the Larnaca coastline, is better – bulk pebbles. On all coast in these places – silt, clay. The beach can be said to be wild. There is no tourism infrastructure. There are even no sunbeds with umbrellas. But just from this I didn’t suffer much – I managed with a towel.
The weather was wonderful, the sea6 warm. So those days that I did not go on excursions with pleasure from morning till night I spent on the beach. Only on the very last day, the day of departure, the wind rose and there were strong waves at sea. But, given that this happened only once, it only diversified my vacation.
First, I went on an excursion under the intriguing title “In the Footsteps of Aphrodite”. We were shown where she got out of the sea foam, they were allowed to swim there to rejuvenate. Then they drove to her sanctuary, or rather, the torus that was left of him. We just drove past Paphos. The farthest point was the baths of Aphrodite, where we were also offered to rejuvenate. The tour turned out to be more entertaining than informative. Of course, on the way on the bus, the guide spoke a little about the history of Cyprus and the way of life of modern Cypriots, but for the most part we listened to myths and legends associated with Aphrodite.
Further on my list was an excursion to Troodos with a visit to the Kykkos Monastery. First about the bad. It is one, but quite significant – the road. And if we experienced more or less normal serpentine, many did not survive down (and went down a different road). People just felt sick right on the bus.
Troodos, like any mountains, is gorgeous. Very nice views. The monastery is beautiful, interesting. The icon of the Kykkos Mother of God is stored there. She is miraculous. Helps women who want but cannot have children. They say miracles happen all the time, and many come back later to thank the children. One girl from our bus put on a special belt, I hope she is doing well. We also visited Lefkara. Mountain traditional village with pretty views.
The third tour is a boat trip. They sailed from Larnaca to Protaras, swam several times. We watched Ayia Napa, Cape Cavo Greco and pirate caves from the sea, and saw Famagusta in the distance. Returned by bus. This tour is half a day.
I liked to rest in September. There are already far fewer tourists, there are no rabid students and other crazy youth. The sea is warm, and the heat is not so unbearable. According to the weather, this is generally the best option for Cyprus. At the resort, I perfectly understood everything and was ready for all the minuses that I encountered.